Swan Class

Termly Newsletter

Autumn Term Information

Dear Parents

Welcome to our termly newsletter –  as you probably know our topic this half term is focusing  on World War 2 and in particular the Battle of Britain. We felt this was appropriate, as this year is the RAF centenary year.

In English we are using the wonderful novel ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ by Michelle Magorian to bring the topic alive for the children and to support their writing.

Our PE this half term is supported by a new coach to the school his name is Ben and he has a wealth of experience.  Pupils must remember to bring their PE kits into school on Fridays – Due to  the weather getting colder we are happy that pupils bring in a sweatshirt or sports jacket as PE will generally be outside.

Our RE this half term looks at special journeys- leading up to Christmas and the special journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem.  

Science is focusing on forces from gravity to friction to air resistance to the simple push and pull on an object. We will be carrying out experiments to reinforce the learning.

This term we will be preparing for our ‘Wartime Christmas ‘ carol service – learning songs, poems and readings from the time to share with you all.

Our trip this half term is a visit to the Manchester War museum. We have a fascinating and creative workshop and I am sure everyone will have a fantastic experience.

Homework is an important part of year 6 and it is expected that pupils complete their homework and hand it on a Thursday to be marked . New homework is then sent home on Friday. If your child is struggling then please ask them to speak to myself or Mrs Capewell for help.

Thank you

Jo Ferrari